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Education Trusts

What is an Education Trust?

An Education Trust is an Irrevocable Trust designed specifically to pay for education expenses. Though there are many variations, an Education Trust typically requires that trust assets be applied only towards a beneficiary’s tuition.

What is the Purpose of an Education Trust?

Because education costs place a significant burden on a family, providing a child with the means to avoid having to save college expenses is a welcome gift. The Grantor can feel better knowing that an inheritance is not used on a quickly forgotten vacation or car, but is instead used to provide an education for a grandchild or great-grandchild.

What are the Advantages of an Education Trust?

  • Knowing an inheritance is used for a useful purpose.
  • Releasing a child from the burden of saving for his children’s education.
  • Releasing a Grandchild or more remote descendant from the burden of college debt.
  • Sheltering assets from being used wastefully.
  • Knowing that for many years you are remembered fondly (and many a beer raised to toast your memory).

What are the Disadvantages of an Education Trust?

  • Trust funds are limited to only Education.
  • An effort is required to structure the trust, so the rules are followed, and funds are readily available for only the authorized education expenses.

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